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Children's Creativity Museum

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Address: 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3116
Phone Number: 415-820-3320
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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An amazing day out for children

My children (girls aged 4 and 7) absolutely loved this place, we were there for 4 hours and they were both thoroughly engaged throughout. They tried everything from making clay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My children (girls aged 4 and 7) absolutely loved this place, we were there for 4 hours and they were both thoroughly engaged throughout. They tried everything from making clay models and learning how to animate them, to making a music video and then sat for ages making a model from the craft box they were given with an idea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a blast here, especially in the animation room. Also the Mystery Box exhibit upstairs, and the music video/costume area. On first floor were lots of things for toddlers.

1 Thank Rachel H
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is wonderful for the very young(my grandson 1 year old) as well as teenagers. It has a lot of activities slide with video tape, actives outside, magnet activities, crawling in tunnel, train and tracks. For the older kids costumes and creating your own video with singing, robotics, etc. A fun place for the entire family, to create memorable... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My wife and I went just to check it out since we are both teachers. We ended up staying for hours because there was so many amazing things to do. I spent about 1.5 hours in the animation lab and made my own stop motion claymation movie. It was so much fun!!! Afterwards I went upstairs and programed a robot... More 

1 Thank jeremy h
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This museum is an amazing adventure for kids of all ages. The robot laboratory teaches fundamentals of computer programming, the animation lab lets kids take a block of clay through character creation to making their own stop action movie. Kids can make music videos, put on a puppet show, and even just sit and play with floam. Nice cafe to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is unlike any other Museum I've brought my kids to. There are endless creative options and interesting technology based activities. The claymation short film station was an absolute hit with my kids. They really enjoyed sculpting and creating with materials we don't usually have at home.

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were very pleasantly surprise. The place looks a little run down from the outside. Once inside, there are many MANY places to go and things to do. We visited for over 3 hours. My kids created stop action clay animation which was filmed and emailed to us. They built, sculpted and created all sorts of things with various materials.... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My sons loved this place. We made a Claymation short film, created a puppet show, starred in a music video and used ipads to drive robots using code blocks. Nice location in the heart of San Francisco. Pro Tip: If you are traveling from another metro area and are a local museum member check if they are part of the... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The staff is excellent and the activities are so cool. Do you have a budding musical artist - then do some karaoke. Make things never seen before in the innovation area. How about making a stop motion movie with clay or wire. Young children through 10 or 11 are best suited for this place. It has lots of cool things... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My grandsons (3 & 6 years) loved this place. We spent several hours creating, building, playing with sand, blocks, magnets, etc. and didn't even have time to get to the 2nd floor. My 6 year old created clay figures and his own claymation video while my younger grandson created structures with huge blocks. 3 hours wasn't enough time! great rainy... More 

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